Launceston College, Tasmania

Launceston College is a government comprehensive senior secondary school located in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia. Established in 1913 as the Launceston State High School[3] and subsequently known as Launceston College,[4] the college caters for approximately 1,500 students in Years 11 and 12, and an optional Year 13.[5] The college is administered by the Tasmanian Department of Education.

Launceston College
Launceston College.jpg
Launceston College main entrancefg
Address
107–119 Paterson Street


Australia
Coordinates41°26′23″S 147°07′58″E / 41.4398°S 147.1327°E / -41.4398; 147.1327Coordinates: 41°26′23″S 147°07′58″E / 41.4398°S 147.1327°E / -41.4398; 147.1327
Information
TypeGovernment comprehensive senior college
Established1913; 109 years ago (1913)
as Launceston State High School
StatusOpen
School districtNorthern
Educational authorityTasmanian Department of Education
OversightOffice of Tasmanian Assessment, Standards & Certification
PrincipalVicki Mackrill
Teaching staff96.4 FTE (2019)[1]
Years11-12; optional Year 13
Enrolment1,430[1] (2019)
Campus typeRegional urban area
Colour(s)Black and gold   
Websitelauncestoncollege.education.tas.edu.au
Launceston College, Tasmania
Built1834 (1834)[2]
Official nameLaunceston College and former Female Factory and Gaol, 107-119 Paterson Street, and part of Paterson Street, Launceston
Reference no.11,010

In 2019 student enrolments were 1,430.[1] The college principal is Vicki Mackrill.[6] The college has an International Student Program.[7]

FacilitiesEdit

The college is located on a site that was the location of the former Launceston Female Factory and Gaol, built in 1834,[2] and is listed on the Tasmanian Heritage Register.[8]

Originally named Launceston State High School, the college became Launceston Matriculation College in 1967,[3] and subsequently Launceston Community College to reflect its broader academic curriculum and vocational influence, and then Launceston College.

The campus stretches over two city blocks[4] and incorporates a gymnasium complex including a swimming pool with sauna and spa, two basketball courts, rock climbing wall, full weights gym and squash courts.[9] It has a commercial equipped training restaurant, an FM radio station, automotive workshop and television studio.[9] The Launceston College on air radio station (LCFM) can be found on the FM frequency of 87.8[10] and is also streamed to the web.

Co-curricula activitiesEdit

The college also offers the yearly opportunity to students to be involved in stage productions. Since 2008, the college has presented Rent (Schools Edition), Grease, Flashdance, Matilda, In the Heights, Rock of Ages, Bring It On, Aida, the remake of Footloose, Hairspray, and Seussical. Earlier productions have been Chess, Mechanics of Love, Copacabana, Cinderocka, Jesus Christ Superstar, Footloose, Grease, Hair, High School Musical, All Shook Up, Disco Inferno, and Back To The 80s.

The school also offers overseas travel opportunities.

PublicationsEdit

The college has produced several publications since 1913, such as:

  • The Northern Churinga (1914–1966)[11]
  • Churinga (1967 – present)[12]
  • The history of the Launceston State High School, 1913-1966 and Launceston Matriculation College, 1967-1976[3]
  • Prospectus'[13]
  • LC in ... : Orientation Guide[14]
  • 100 years of excellence: Launceston State High School to Launceston College 1913–2013[15]

Headmasters and principalsEdit

Launceston State High SchoolEdit

Tenure Headmaster
1913–1928 Raymond Orlando Maurice Miller

(R. O. M. Miller)

1929–1931 Harry Vernard Biggins
1932–1938 Archibald L. Meston

(A. L. Meston)

1939–1952 William Carl Morris

(W. C. Morris)

1953–1966 L. E. Amos

Launceston Matriculation CollegeEdit

Tenure Principal
1967 L. E. Amos
1968–1969 J. Woodruf
1970–1979 K. J. Walker

Launceson Community CollegeEdit

Tenure Principal
1984–1986 Alf L. Crawford

Launceston CollegeEdit

Tenure Principal
1987–1989 Alf L. Crawford
1990–1996 Col S. Lane
1997–2001 Graham Spreight
2002–2017 Keith Wenn
2018–present Vicki Mackrill

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Launceston College, Launceston, TAS: School profile". My School. Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. 2019. Retrieved 15 October 2020.
  2. ^ a b Frost, Lucy (2006). "Female Factories". The Companion to Tasmanian History. Centre for Tasmanian Historical Studies, University of Tasmania. Retrieved 16 October 2020.
  3. ^ a b c The history of the Launceston State High School, 1913-1966 and Launceston Matriculation College, 1967-1976. Lord, Harold W., Launceston Matriculation College, Tasmania. Launceston, Tas.: Launceston Matriculation College. 1976. ISBN 0-9596125-0-5. OCLC 27631855.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: others (link)
  4. ^ a b "History and tradition". Launceston College. Tasmanian Department of Education. n.d. Retrieved 15 June 2020.
  5. ^ "Secretary's Instruction : No 1 for Attending State School After Compulsory Education (Year 13 Enrolment)" (PDF). Tasmania Department of Education. Retrieved 7 February 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ "Principal's Welcome Video - YouTube". www.youtube.com. Archived from the original on 21 December 2021. Retrieved 7 February 2021.
  7. ^ "International students". Launceston College. Tasmanian Department of Education. n.d. Retrieved 15 June 2020.
  8. ^ "Launceston College and former Female Factory and Gaol, 107-119 Paterson Street, and part of Paterson Street, Launceston" (PDF). Tasmanian Heritage Register: Permanent and Provisional Registrations. Government of Tasmania. 15 July 2020. Retrieved 16 October 2020.
  9. ^ a b "Facilities". Launceston College. Tasmanian Department of Education. n.d. Retrieved 15 June 2020.
  10. ^ "LCFM". OnlineRadioBox.com. Retrieved 7 February 2021.
  11. ^ "The Northern Churinga". Libraries Tasmania. Retrieved 7 February 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  12. ^ "Churinga". Libraries Tasmania. Retrieved 7 February 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  13. ^ "Prospectus". Libraries Tasmania. Retrieved 7 February 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  14. ^ "LC in ... : Orientation Guide". Trove. Retrieved 7 February 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  15. ^ Woods, Patricia; Pattie, Ian; Lewis, Ros (2013). One hundred years of excellence: Launceston High School to Launceston College 1913-2013. Launceston, Tasmania: Foot and Playsted Pty. ISBN 978-0-9876042-7-9. OCLC 876873701.